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Work is the surest way to escape poverty

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 17, 2014 1:21 PM

It is only possible to exit poverty through work and education, and accordingly since it was formed the Government has introduced several measures aimed at creating a work-based economy, the Ministry of Human Capacities’ Parliamentary State Secretary Bence Rétvári told kormany.hu on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Supporting families is a government priority

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 15, 2014 12:07 PM

We believe that the future of Hungary’s economic and social development hinges on to what extent today’s children grow into happy and healthy adults, and on their sense of security, self-assuredness and self-confidence, Deputy State Secretary for Family Affairs Tünde Fűrész said at a Budapest conference on Tuesday, adding that this is greatly dependent on the families they grow up in.

One week left to apply for Klebelsberg scholarships

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 13, 2014 5:08 PM

Students have one more week to apply for Klebelsberg scholarships, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said at a press conference on Monday, at which he also went on to announce that the scholarship programme has a budget of 343 million forints (EUR 1.12 million). Those who won the scholarship last year will receive 245 million forints from this budget, while a further 100 million is available for new applicants.

Budapest Design Week kicks off

Ministry of Human Capacities, October 3, 2014 1:19 PM

Minister of State for Culture Péter Hoppál opened on Thursday the Budapest Design Week, the region’s most prestigious such event, boasting 220 events on October 3-12.

Higher education receives nearly HUF 7 billion for debt consolidation

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 29, 2014 6:00 PM

The Higher Education Restructuring Fund will distribute HUF 6.76 billion (EUR 26.4 million) to 12 higher education institutions this year to help them reduce their debts, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said at a Budapest press conference on Monday.

Minister Balog hands over national minority scholarships

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 29, 2014 5:55 PM

Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog handed over on Monday in Budapest the national minority scholarships for this academic year. Out of the 24 schools entitled to bid for the scholarships, students from twenty schools were awarded: ten of German, four of Roma, two of Croatian, two of Slovak, one of Romanian and one of Serbian nationality.

The Government earmarks almost HUF 400 million (EUR 1.3 million) for winter care of the homeless

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 26, 2014 12:21 PM

Hungary has finished preparations for the winter care of homeless people in record time and will have an additional 1,500 shelter places available, Minister of State for Social Affairs and Inclusion Károly Czibere said at a Budapest press conference on Thursday.

Slovak school and kindergarten refurbished in Békéscsaba

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 22, 2014 5:13 PM

The refurbished Slovak school and kindergarten were inaugurated in Békéscsaba, South Hungary, on Monday by Minister of State for Churches, Minorities and Civil Affairs Miklós Soltész.

European Large Families Confederation awards Hungary

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 22, 2014 5:08 PM

The European Large Families Confederation (ELFAC) recognized with an award Hungary’s Erzsébet programme, launched three years ago to offer holiday opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged children and their families.

The original concept of Europe remains valid, minister says

Ministry of Human Capacities, September 22, 2014 3:29 PM

The original concept of Europe as envisaged by its founding fathers – such as Konrad Adenauer – remains valid today and also remains so for Hungary and Germany, Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog said on September 19 at the 24th general meeting of the Hungarian-German Forum in Budapest.